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September 7, 2008 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts CP Last Week
1 < 1 USC (33) Pac-10 1-0 1577 1 DNP
2 < 2 Georgia (23) SEC 2-0 1525 2 W 56-17 H Central Michigan
3 < 4 Oklahoma (2) Big 12 2-0 1458 3 W 52-26 H Cincinnati
4 < 5 Florida (4) SEC 2-0 1438 4 W 26-3 H Miami (FL)
5 < 3 Ohio State (1) Big Ten 2-0 1347 5 W 26-14 H Ohio
6 < 6 Missouri (1) Big 12 2-0 1336 6 W 52-3 H Southeast Missouri State
7 < 7 LSU (1) SEC 1-0 1231 7 DNP
8 < 10 Texas Big 12 2-0 1100 8 W 42-13 A UTEP
9 < 9 Auburn SEC 2-0 1067 9 W 27-13 H Southern Miss
10 < 11 Wisconsin Big Ten 2-0 910 10 W 51-14 H Marshall
11 < 13 Alabama SEC 2-0 865 16 W 20-6 H Tulane
12 < 12 Texas Tech Big 12 2-0 845 12 W 35-19 A Nevada
13 < 14 Kansas Big 12 2-0 825 11 W 29-0 H Louisiana Tech
14 < NR East Carolina C-USA 2-0 762 20 W 24-3 H #8 West Virginia
15 < 15 Arizona State Pac-10 2-0 744 13 W 41-17 H Stanford
16 < 18 Oregon Pac-10 2-0 616 14 W 66-24 H Utah State
17 < 19 Penn State Big Ten 2-0 607 17 W 45-14 H Oregon State
18 < 15 BYU MWC 2-0 537 15 W 28-27 A Washington
19 < 17 South Florida Big East 2-0 493 18 W 31-24 (1OT) A UCF
20 < 20 Wake Forest ACC 2-0 404 19 W 30-28 H Mississippi
21 < 21 Fresno State WAC 1-0 290 21 DNP
22 < 22 Utah MWC 2-0 258 22 W 42-21 H UNLV
23 < NR California Pac-10 2-0 195 25 W 66-3 A Washington State
24 < 24 Illinois Big Ten 1-1 164 NR W 47-21 H Eastern Illinois
25 < 8 West Virginia Big East 1-1 163 24 L 24-3 A East Carolina
RV < 23 UCLA Pac-10 150 DNP
RV < NR Clemson ACC 73  
RV < NR Florida State ACC 50  
RV < NR Boise State WAC 22  
RV < NR Tennessee SEC 15  
RV < NR Georgia Tech ACC 14  
RV < NR Oklahoma State Big 12 11  
RV < NR Vanderbilt SEC 7  
RV < NR Kentucky SEC 6  
RV < NR TCU MWC 6  
RV < NR Virginia Tech ACC 4  
RV < NR Tulsa C-USA 3  
RV < NR Arizona Pac-10 2  
RV < 24 South Carolina SEC 2 L 24-17 A Vanderbilt
RV < NR Connecticut Big East 1  
RV < NR North Carolina ACC 1  
RV < NR Rice C-USA 1  

Conference Breakdown

Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
SEC 5 6.6 6126
Big 12 5 8.4 5564
Pac-10 4 13.8 3132
Big Ten 4 14.0 3028
MWC 2 20.0 795
Big East 2 22.0 656
C-USA 1 14.0 762
ACC 1 20.0 404
WAC 1 21.0 290

Milestones

- East Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/5/1999 poll (136 polls).
- Georgia's weekly Top 25 streaks reaches 20.
- Georgia's and Missouri's weekly Top 10 streaks have reached 10.

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
  • Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.